GO! with Microsoft Word Brief

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2010-06-29
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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The primary goal of the GO! Series is to provide you with the skills to solve business problems using the computer as a tool as you practice and learn the features of Microsoft Office. This approach is based on clearly defined projects for readers in a way thatrs"s easy to understand. Coverage of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint. MARKET: For professionals seeking to learn and understand Microsoft Office 2010.

Author Biography

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois   University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.


Robert L. Ferret recently retired as the director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty.  He has authored or co-authored more than 70 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, WordPerfect, and Word.  Before writing the GO! Series, Bob was a series editor and author for the Learn Series.  He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in geography, and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University.  Bob’s doctoral studies were in instructional technology at Wayne State University.  For fun, Bob teaches a four-week computers and genealogy class and has written genealogy and local history books.

Table of Contents

GO! with Word 2010 Brief
Table of Contents

Common Features Chapter 1 Using the Common Features of Office 2010
Scenario: Oceana Palm Grill
Project 1A: Menu Plan

Objective 1      Use Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folder
Activity 1.01     Using Windows Explorer to Locate Files and Folders

Objective 2      Locate and Start a Microsoft Office 2010 Program
Activity 1.02     Locating and Starting a Microsoft Office 2010 Program

Objective 3      Enter and Edit Text in an Office Program
Activity 1.03     Entering and Editing Text in an Office Program

Objective 4      Perform Commands From a Dialog Box
Activity 1.04     Performing Commands From a Dialog Box

Objective 5      Create a Folder, Save a File, and Close a Program
Activity 1.05     Creating a Folder, Saving a File, and Closing a Program

Objective 6      Print a File
Activity 1.06     Printing a File

Project 1B: Memo

Objective 7      Open an Existing File and Save it With a New Name
Activity 1.07     Opening an Existing File and Saving it With a New Name

Objective 8      Explore Application Options
Activity 1.08     Viewing Application Options

Objective 9      Perform Commands from the Ribbon
Activity 1.09     Performing Commands from the Ribbon
Activity 1.10     Minimizing and Using the Keyboard to Control the Ribbon

Objective 10   Apply Formatting in Office Programs
Activity 1.11     Formatting and Viewing Pages
Activity 1.12     Formatting Text
Activity 1.13     Using the Office Clipboard to Cut, Copy, and Paste

Objective 11   Use the Microsoft Office 2010 Help System
Activity 1.14     Using the Microsoft Office 2010 Help System in Excel

Objective 12   Compress Files
Activity 1.15     Compressing Files

Chapter 1 Using Graphics and Lists
Scenario: Laurel College
Project 1A: Flyer

Objective 1      Create a New Document and Insert Text
Activity 1.1        Starting a New Word Document and Inserting Text

Objective 2      Insert and Format Graphics
Activity 1.2        Formatting Text Using Text Effects
Activity 1.3        Inserting and Resizing Pictures
Activity 1.4        Wrapping Text Around a Picture
Activity 1.5        Moving a Picture
Activity 1.6        Applying Picture Styles and Artistic Effects
Activity 1.7        Adding a Page Border

Objective 3      Insert and Modify Text Boxes and Shapes
Activity 1.8        Inserting a Shape
Activity 1.9        Inserting a Text Box
Activity 1.10     Moving, Resizing, and Formatting Shapes and Text Boxes

Objective 4      Preview and Print a Document
Activity 1.11     Adding a File Name to the Footer
Activity 1.12     Previewing and Printing a Document

Project 1B: Information Handout

Objective 5      Change Document and Paragraph Layout
Activity 1.13     Setting Margins
Activity 1.14     Aligning Text
Activity 1.15     Changing Line Spacing
Activity 1.16     Indenting Text and Adding Space After Paragraphs

Objective 6      Create and Modify Lists
Activity 1.17     Creating a Bulleted List
Activity 1.18     Creating a Numbered List
Activity 1.19     Customizing Bullets

Objective 7      Set and Modify Tab Stops
Activity 1.20     Setting Tab Stops
Activity 1.21     Modifying Tab Stops

Objective 8      Insert a SmartArt Graphic
Activity 1.22     Inserting a SmartArt Graphic
Activity 1.23     Modifying a SmartArt Graphic

Chapter 2 Creating Table and Letters
Scenario: Madison Staffing Services

Project 2A: Resume

Objective 1      Create a Table
Activity 2.1        Creating a Table

Objective 2      Add Text to a Table
Activity 2.2        Adding Text to a Table
Activity 2.3        Inserting Existing Text into a Table Cell
Activity 2.4        Creating Bulleted Lists in a Table

Objective 3      Format a Table
Activity 2.5        Changing the Width of Table Columns
Activity 2.6        Adding Rows to a Table
Activity 2.7        Merging Cells
Activity 2.8        Formatting Text in Cells
Activity 2.9        Changing the Table Borders

Project 2B: Cover Letter and Resume

Objective 4      Create a New Document from an Existing Document
Activity 2.10     Creating a Letterhead
Activity 2.11     Creating a Document from an Existing Document

Objective 5      Change and Reorganize Text
Activity 2.12     Recording AutoCorrect Entries
Activity 2.13     Creating a Cover Letter
Activity 2.14     Finding and Replacing Text [Note: This includes using the Find pane]
Activity 2.15     Moving Text to a New Location
Activity 2.16     Inserting and Formatting a Table in a Document

Objective 6      Use the Proofing Options
Activity 2.17     Checking Spelling and Grammar Errors
Activity 2.18     Using the Thesaurus

Objective 7      Create a Document Using a Pre-Designed Template
Activity 2.19     Locating and Opening a Template
Activity 2.20     Replacing Template Placeholder Text
Activity 2.21     Removing Template Controls and Formatting the Resume
Activity 2.22     Saving a Resume as a Web Page

Chapter 3 Creating Research Papers and Newsletters
Scenario: Memphis Primary Materials

Project 3A: Research Paper

Objective 1      Create a Reseearch Paper
Activity 3.1        Inserting and Formatting Page Numbers
Activity 3.2        Inserting the Current Date and Time

Objective 2      Insert Footnotes in a Research Paper
Activity 3.3        Inserting Footnotes
Activity 3.4        Modifying a Footnote Style

Objective 3      Create Citations and a Bibliography in a Research Paper
Activity 3.5        Adding Citations
Activity 3.6        Inserting Page Breaks
Activity 3.7        Creating a Reference Page
Activity 3.8        Managing Document Properties

Project 3B: Newsletter with Mailing Labels

Objective 4      Create and Format Columns
Activity 3.9        Changing One Column Text to Two Columns
Activity 3.10     Formatting Multiple Columns
Activity 3.11     Inserting a Column Break
Activity 3.12     Inserting a Captured Screen

Objective 5      Use Special Character and Paragraph Formatting

Activity 3.13     Applying the Small Caps Font Effect

Activity 3.14     Adding a Border and Shading to a Paragraph

Objective 6      Create Mailing Labels Using Mail Merge
Activity 3.15     Opening the Mail Merge Wizard Template
Activity 3.16     Completing the Mail Merge Wizard
Activity 3.17     Previewing and Printing the Mail Merge Document

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